Pearson Named Manager of the Month

City manager Nigel Pearson has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for March.

The Foxes boss collects the award for the second time in three months after his side strengthened their bid for automatic promotion with four wins and two draws from six games.

Victories over Charlton, Barnsley and Blackpool, draws with Blackburn and Yeovil and a superb away victory over second-placed Burnley stretched the league leaders’ unbeaten run to 19 games.

Dave Bassett chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel. He said: “Leicester have only conceded three goals in six games so this award is truly deserved for the Sky Bet Championship pace setters.”

Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “Nigel’s calm nature has been of huge benefit to the squad this season after their incredibly painful end to the last campaign.

“An unbeaten month, comprising four wins, has all but promoted his team to the Premier League.

“He steered his team through difficult games against Blackburn and Yeovil before rounding off the month with a professional performance at main rivals Burnley.”

Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins said: “An unbeaten month has put Leicester within touching distance of the Premier League. “Pearson will be hoping for more of the same in April if they are to secure the Sky Bet Championship crown.”

In Sky Bet League 1, Kenny Jackett of Wolverhampton Wanderers was named Sky Bet Manager of the Month. The Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month Award went to York City manager Nigel Worthington.

The judging panel is chaired by former Football League manager Dave Bassett with Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins.

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Through this ongoing arrangement, Sky Bet are able to add another income stream to every club in The Sky Bet Football League.

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